The report states that there is strong evidence that the four most powerful men at 0Penn State knew in 2001the that Sandusky was taping boys he found at his charity, Second Mile. In fact evidence suggests they may have known as early as 1998, but the evidence proves the Sid know im 2001.
"Based on the evidence, the only known, intervening factor between the decision made on February 25, 2001 by Messrs. Spanier, Curley and Schulz to report the incident to the Department of Public Welfare, and then agreeing not to do so on February 27th, was Mr. Paterno's February 26th conversation with Mr. Curley," the report wrote.
The Freeh Group believes the interest of avoiding bad publicity allowed Sandusky to remain free, where he would go on to abuse additional boys and maintain near full access to Penn State facilities and the inner workings of the football program. ‘It is more reasonable to conclude that, in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at Penn State University - Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley - repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the Board of Trustees, Penn State community, and the public at large. Although concern to treat the child abuser humanely was expressly stated, no such sentiments were ever expressed by them for Sandusky's victims.’”
Remember these same four men denied know about Sandusky when he was arrested.
The report which interviewed 450 people at Penn State said that the reverence for the football team and the power of Joe Paterno is the reason this was kept secret at the expense of the abuse d children. People testified that they were afraid theyvwoyld lose Thierry jobs if they crossed the football program or Joela.
Remember the students rioted when Joe Paterno was fired.
What should happen to this college if anything?
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